Antibiotics to Treat Urinary Tract Infections

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The condition Epididymitis involves inflammation of the epididymis, the tube found behind the testicles which carries sperm, and the inflammation is caused by bacteria such as coliform bacteria, which can affect gay men. The cause in younger men could be a sexually transmitted disease like chlamydia or gonorrhea. In older men however it would commonly be caused by prostate or urinary tract problems. Epididymitis is also often caused my mumps in early life.

Antibiotic Treatments

Usually the condition is treated by Antibiotic medications such as Doxcycline, Azithromycin, Ciprofloxiacin, Ceftriaxone, levofloxacin and others. The doctor will prescribe these medicines to help stop the growing of bacteria.

Tuberculosis Medications

Sometimes Epididymitis results from Tuberculosis, so men with this condition may receive antituberculosis medications such as Pyrazinamide, Isoniazid and Rifampin.

Reduce the Swelling

To ease pain and bring down swelling, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Ibuprofen and aspirin, may be used. Your Urologist could suggest sitz baths or icepacks to help ease the swelling.

Surgical Procedures

Depending on what caused Epididymitis and how severe the case is, a man can seek various forms of surgical treatment. Epidiymectomy, Orchiectomy, Scrotal Exploration, and Epidiymotomy are included in them.

Support Treatment

Additionally, keep your physical activity to a minimum and make sure you support your scrotum, raising it with a pillow or other soft material. It may also be recommended that you use painkillers, for example Motrin, to help ease the discomfort.